Links of Lake Bernadette

3.6914962557 3.7 stars from 5 (300)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6484 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

  • 5430 Links Ln, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541, Pasco County
  • (813) 788-7888
  • (813) 779-9157
  • www.linksoflakebernadette.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Dean Refram
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6484 yards 70.7 125
White 71 6044 yards 69.0 122
Gold 71 5423 yards 66.5 113
Gold (W) 71 5423 yards 71.0 127
Red 71 4998 yards 69.1 119
Silver 71 4256 yards N/A N/A

The Links of Lake Bernadette enjoys verdant landscaping and a rolling terrain that are perfectly complemented by mature and towering pines. At 6,400 yards, the golf course is seemingly short but it feels like it plays much longer due to frequent doglegs that can be found throughout. Six of the par 4s play over 400 yards and a few par 3s measure over 200 yards, which also helps the course feel longer. Water hazards and bunkers come into play but they are balanced by large greens and wide fairways that make for easier approaches. Although beginners won't feel out of place and there are four different sets of tees, the golf course boasts several tricky holes that will challenge even the best players. One of these, the 163-yard 13th, was once called the best par 3 in Tampa Bay.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 300 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
128
3 stars:
68
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
23

recommend this course

232 out of 297 reviews


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"Florida Course."


Golf7157's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very nice and very playable. Wide fairways. Plenty of grass for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A decent course for the price"


Brad3120652's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nothing terribly impressive about this course, but also nothing that would keep me from going back if I'm in the area again. Greens fees were appropriate for the quality of the course, and staff were friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course for the price"


Debra2658950's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I was pleasantly surprised with my first golf experience at the Links of Lake Bernadette. The course is in nice shape all around, and there are tees to fit everyone's game, including an extra-short set if that's your preference. The course layout is fun -not terribly challenging so good for the high handicappers. That said, the course appears to attract the high handicapper, and speed of play looks to be a bit slow for that reason. I'd suggest you relax and enjoy your round at this nice, modestly priced course and don't go there if your focus is on speed golf. Staff is friendly. I saw no ranger, but it appeared it would have been hard to do much about improving the pace of play with the number of groups on the course and the ones I could see being inclined to require a number of shots on each hole (including the couple paired with us). Relax and enjoy this nice little course and leave the "tailgating" for I-4.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Long round"


uYBOT9419YB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

To say the least we where not pleased with the slow pace of play. It all started on he third hole par three.There were five groups on that hole, one on the green and four on the tee-off. It took us 3 and a half hours to play nine holes(no marshal anywhere) It picked up on the back nine because some groups quit.It took us 5 and a half hours to play the round a very long day


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Okay round"


JimSagenich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

It's hard to give a true evaluation because it rained heavily the day before and the course wasn't able to be mowed. Because everyone didn't get to golf on Sunday they all showed up on Monday and the course was very crowded and play was very slow. I have played there before and enjoyed my round quite immensely.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


richiep1958's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course to play at any abilities. Greens were just fine a great value. Nice people running the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u063704440's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Too many twosomes. Pair up and move!!!!!!!"


wright2k's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First, I was pleasantly surprised by the layout, course conditions and friendliness of Russ in the Pro Shop. I would love to come back and play this course again when I can actually play at a decent pace and not skip four holes, which I had to do on this twilight visit to finish before dark. There was not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE twosomes playing in front of me and they all refused to play together to move things along. That is not only stubborn, but ridiculous. I literally laughed as I watched three twosomes all parked at #8 tee box not speaking to one another as they waited to tee off, while another twosome waited in the fairway for another twosome to putt out. Yes, that's five twosomes on one hole. C'mon! Do you people hate each other that much! Get over yourself, pair up and it benefits everyone. I jumped over to #12 tee after putting out on #7 green and had clear sailing for the rest of my round. Again, I really like the layout, but the customers need to do their part to help pace of play instead of being so arrogant.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Tee to Green grasses are green."


neilipovitz's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is in good shape for January. The fairways, tees and greens are in real good shape. It was a treat to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"must play"


uYBOT9419YB's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the pace of play was good too. The Pro shop and the kitchen staff where really friendly, all in all a great day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u915159150's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u915159150's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



mdoyle0610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course was in good shape for this time of year."


neilipovitz's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape for the end of December. The greens look like they were just topped dressed and a little slower. Other than that, it was an enjoyable round. Hats off to the superintendent for a good job with the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



jhlawton's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u000007656647's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



mdoyle0610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cool day on a good course"


tk68's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Got a good deal for $15 dollars it was cold but enjoyable greens and fairways looked nice no issues with anything


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"wet and not crowded lol!"


u3170515's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

the rain was suppose to be gone by noon,,,,but it was not lol. so we played in the bad weather anyways. its a great course, love the layout. its a challenging course for me cause im still kinda new, but im guessing its moderate to challenging for most. the staff is great and they bring the cart out for you. after nine holes we stopped in the clubhouse for a bit to warm up and eat something. i got a half pound cheesburger and fries, and an amberbock. didnt take the nice young lady long to cook it up fresh and brought it to the table, all for like 12 bucks,,,about the same price as mcdonalds anymore lol. had alot of fun here. the greens were still very fast even though they were wet. would play here again soon!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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